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Flint Crisis and Environmental Health Liability

Earlier this month, Michigan's Attorney General Bill Schuette's office charged five high-ranking Department of Health officials with voluntary manslaughter for the deaths of…

The Ethics of Water Privatization: Tech Edition

The water tech industry isn’t just facing an unfathomable opportunity to pursue equitable water access and services; it faces an ethical imperative to…

Fetzer Vineyards and Full Sail Brewing: Pioneers in Wastewater Recycling

U.S. wine and beer companies are finding that water efficiency is key to a sustainable, profitable business. We spoke with Fetzer Vineyards and…

Local Black- and Woman-Owned Firm Will Help Replace Flint’s Water Pipes

As Flint slowly recovers from its three-year water crisis, reconstruction will partly will be led locally. A contracting firm that is both black-…

Trump Administration Will Invest $23.6 Million in Water Reclamation

The project comes out of the Department of the Interior, which notes a pending water crisis in part due to climate change.

Policy and Income Inequality in the U.S.

In addition to effecting change within private companies and corporations via CSR policies, internal HR policies, and social dynamics, fair policy frameworks are…

Candidate for Interior Department Fought for Corporate Water Rights in California

David Bernhardt is rumored to be a candidate for Deputy Secretary of the Interior. If his name sounds familiar, it’s because he was…

Thinking About a Corporate Wastewater Program? What You Need to Know

Two companies with very different business models, General Mills and Levi Strauss & Co., share their approaches to tackling wastewater within their operations…

Lessons From Flint: Why We Miscalculate Investments

Social return on investment (SROI) analysis provides a holistic approach that could help cities avoid devastating situations like the water crisis in Flint,…

The Big Drip: How Water Leakage Costs Communities

Global water systems lose an estimated 32.6 trillion liters a year to leakage -- meaning municipalities are literally flushing millions of dollars down…

Climate Change Policies and Federal Funding Cuts Could Impact Military, Developing Nations

When White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney announced the proposed budget for the 2018 fiscal year on March 16, he said "spending on…

Israeli Startup Prevents Water Leaks Before They Happen

As much as 30% of water is lost on the way to its destination, thanks to leaks and aging infrastructure. This Israeli start…

On World Water Day, A Snapshot of Global Access

Today is World Water Day. Some 900 million global citizens still lack access to safe drinking water, according to the World Water Council.

Trump Stands to Gain Financially from EPA Clean Water Rollbacks

Last week Donald Trump told the EPA to review an Obama-era water rule that protects rivers and streams. But Trump's harshest critics say…

How Public-Private Partnerships Can Tackle Water Scarcity

A partnership between one company and two Texas cities helps the region conserve water -- and it shows how public-private partnerships can help…